Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A lighthearted sandwich...

Apparently, saving the earth is gay. Let me preface this by saying that gay is OK by me and I am in no way homophobic but most straight men I know live with the constant niggling fear that someone, somewhere will surmise that they like other men "that way".

"Honey---look what I got for you."

Hubby: "WTF is that?"

Me: "You take your sandwich and instead of plastic you wrap it like this" I demonstrate the wrapping of an imaginary sandwich. "You'll be saving Mother Earth."

Hubby: "I don't think a little plastic is really a big deal."

Me: "It is a big deal, it's a really big deal. And look---it makes a nice placemat for you."

My mom: "The placemat thing is kind of gay. You could use Tupperware. Tupperware's not gay. And could you actually fit the sandwich in there? What's keeping the sandwich fresh?"

Me: "It wraps around the sandwich."

My mom: "I don't think it will fit around a thick sandwich."

It does fit. The sandwich is wrapped above. Densely packed with turkey, sundried tomatoes, arugula, avocadoes and honey mustard.

It's happy. It's a happy, cheerful sandwich (though admittedly I think the arugula is what makes it gay) on a happy, cheerful placemat. And eating from the Wrap 'n Mat will not make you run underground at Powell to emerge at Castro station. Okay?


Shaken Mama said...

Dude, I'm going with him on that one. It reminds me of the time that I wouldn't let Hub-D get in the hot tub at the gym because we wre trying to conceive. He said his legs were stiff, so I told him to just sit on the edge of the hot tub and put his legs in, which I was informed, is gay. Who knew?

WhoozerGMa said...

So, guess I should have advised WhoozerDaddy that, in the name of peace, he could suck it up and just rewrap the GD sandwich - - - start carrying plastic wrap in the Mother Earth-friendly Pathfinder. Shades of passive aggressive WhoozerGPa behavior... Or, just use it and loose it. How many of those Gay-Wraps did you buy?

On the other hand, he should be happy he is getting lunch packed. Do you wear your Donna Reed shirtwaist dress for the complete experience?